Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography by Nick Kanas

By Nick Kanas

Until eventually the book of the 1st version of famous person Maps, books have been both common histories of astronomy utilizing examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that did not hint the stream of sky map improvement over time.
The moment version specializes in the advance of up to date perspectives of the heavens and advances in map-making. It captures the wonder and awe of the heavens via pictures from antiquarian celestial prints and megastar atlases. This e-book uniquely combines a couple of positive factors: 1) the background of celestial cartography is traced from old to fashionable instances 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological platforms three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing attractive colour photos from real celestial atlases and prints four) each one representation is observed through a legend explaining what's being proven and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader according to the authors adventure with writing articles for newbie astronomy and map collector magazines.
This up-to-date moment variation of big name Maps comprises over 50 new pages of textual content and forty four new photos (16 in color), together with thoroughly new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky items, taking part in card maps, extra cartographers, and smooth automatic megastar maps. there's additionally increased fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.

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0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‘‘4 Hour’’ chart showing Orion, from the 1987 1st edition of 1000þ: The Amateur Astronomer’s Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing . . . . . . Maps 253/254 showing Orion from The Millennium Star Atlas, published by Sinnott & Perryman in 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Close-up view of a 9 inch celestial globe on a Bakelite stand, produced by Rand McNally in 1936 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paper transcription of two hemispheres drawn from the celestial globe that is part of the 2nd Century ad Farnese Atlas . . . . . . . . . . . . A finely engraved set of 12 gores for a 5 inch diameter celestial globe by Bales, 1845. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A single-gore engraving for a 107 cm celestial globe, from the 1693 edition of Coronelli’s Libro dei Globi .

An image of a meridian circle telescope from Sir Robert Ball’s The Story of the Heavens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Map II from the 1921 edition of Brown’s Star Atlas . . . . . . . . Early telescopic representations of Saturn, from Camille Flammarion’s Les Terres du Ciel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engravings of the Sun and known planets, from Mallet’s Description de l’Univers . . . .

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